Late 1940's-Mid 1950's
Hamilton boasts two lost ski hills! Hamilton Ski Area, and Seminary Hill!
NELSAP reader B.
Tibbetts has this information to share: .
"Seminary Hill operated right after WW 2 into at least the mid to late fifties, (I went off to Korea and lost track)
.It had one rope tow, a small shop/cafeteria/rest rooms for ladies, the guys went in the woods.
Alan tells us:
"Though I skied it once or never, Seminary Hill remains much in memory as the first area with a lift I ever saw, as a kid in late '40s/early '50s when living in Beverly. Because the slopes came down to scattered trees bordering the road, it had a certain notoriety among some parents who were sure their dear ones would overshoot and end up under someone's wheels. Not very likely, to my recollections. "
"Hamilton Ski Slopes either replaced or quickly supplanted Seminary Hill--that rope tow was operating at least by 1954 and likely earlier. I recall a scout troop day of racing there at which I won a pair of Alberg straps, that lasted until very recently and may yet be in the cellar. The trail noted in relation to your aerial photo was a very pleasant downhill/crosscountry run with one tight and steep section."
We have one listing of this area, in 1949. The area had an 800' long and 1500' wide slope served by a 750' tow. The exposure was north, and the tow operated weekends and holidays only.
Does anyone remember this one? If so, email us!
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